Cyclist shot dead, robbed of bike in Centurion

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  • A cyclist was shot dead in Centurion on Saturday.
  • It is alleged that five suspects accosted the deceased and two other cyclists. 
  • All that was stolen was the man's bicycle. 

Police are searching for five suspects after a cyclist was shot dead for his bicycle in Centurion on Saturday morning.

According to police, the 57-year-old was cycling with two others on a trail in Mnandi near Olievenhoutbosch at around 8:00 when five unknown men accosted them.

"The suspects fired shots at the deceased and robbed him of his bicycle before running away from the crime scene," police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo said in a statement.

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Masondo told News24 that the cyclist was shot twice in the upper body.

Police added that nothing else was stolen apart from the the bicycle. 

A case of armed robbery and murder was opened.  

"Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help in the investigation or assist [in the apprehension of] the suspects to please call their nearest police station."

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